10 Most Common Bathroom Window Film Privacy Questions Asked

By October 22, 2020 February 17th, 2023 Blog, Residential

The 10 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Bathroom Window Privacy Film

When you think about places where you most want a little extra privacy, we’re sure that the bathroom is at the top of that list. One way that you can achieve this for your bathroom windows and other glass surfaces in a stylish way is by installing certain types of bathroom window film.

Bathroom Window Privacy Film FAQs

We’re Here to Answer All Your Questions About Bathroom Window Film

1. What Are Some of the Available Types of Privacy Film For Bathroom Windows?

When you want to keep prying eyes out, you have several options to choose from. Privacy window film comes in a range of styles that can be used on your bathroom glass, including tinted, mirrored, frosted, and opaque.

Characteristics of these types of window films:

  • Tinted: comes in a variety of shades of black
  • Mirrored: reflective (creates a two-way mirror effect)
  • Frosted: translucent (allows light to pass through, but not detailed shapes)
  • Opaque: completely blacked out (doesn’t let light or shapes pass through)

2. Where Can I Put Bathroom Window Film?

The most obvious place to use window film to add privacy is any exterior bathroom windows that people outside could see in through. Depending on the specific type of film you use, you can improve discreetness without blocking out natural light and without the need for heavy, inconvenient curtains and blinds.

For example, you could apply an opaque or frosted bathroom window film to just the lower halves of your bathroom windows to keep out prying eyes while still letting natural light in and preserving your views through the top halves of the windows.

You can also add window film to other glass surfaces in a bathroom, such as glass shower doors and stalls. This creates even more comfort in the bathroom in case someone you share the bathroom with walks in while you’re taking a shower.

3. Is There a Window Film You Can See Out but Not in?

If you still want to see out of your bathroom windows but not let anyone see in, you can achieve this by using reflective film on your windows. This type of film creates a two-way mirror effect when the light outside is brighter than inside.

However, keep in mind that these types of films only provide daytime privacy. When it’s dark outside and you turn the light on in the bathroom, the two-way mirror effect is reversed.

see out but not in bathroom window film

4. Is Bathroom Privacy Window Film Waterproof?

Is Bathroom Privacy Window Film WaterproofBathrooms are full of water and steam, but you don’t have to worry about your window film getting damaged by all that moisture.

Window film is extremely durable and will not deteriorate due to humidity, mold, or mildew.

Window film is also extremely easy to clean. You don’t have to use any special techniques or tools—just clean it as you would your regular glass windows to remove hard water stains and any other residues.

5. Can I Customize Window Film for My Bathroom?

Yes! You can design fully custom decorative frosted bathroom window films to add to both the privacy and the appearance of your bathroom glass.

For instance, you could install a gradient window film that goes from opaque, to translucent, to clear from the bottom to the top of the window. Or, you could choose to etch or print custom patterns and designs on part of the film.

Other custom design options for decorative privacy films for your bathroom windows:

  • Cutting
  • Etching
  • Texturing
  • Sandblasting
  • Printing

6. Will I Still Need Curtains and Blinds?

This depends on the specific type of window film you choose to install. No matter what, you won’t feel the need to keep them closed as often.

Totally opaque films are the only type of window film that provide 24/7 privacy. With tinted, mirrored, or translucent films, the only way to completely block views through your windows at night is by using coverings.

Keep in mind that frosted translucent films can still provide a high level of discreteness at night, even with all your lights on, because shapes seen through the film will just look like blurry outlines.

7. How Is Window Film Installed?

The ease of installation is one thing that makes window film such an appealing (and affordable) privacy solution. Once your window film is cut to the size of your windows, all that’s needed to actually install it is a spray bottle and a squeegee.

Spraying a solution of water and detergent onto the window helps the film adhere, then the excess solution gets squeegeed out for a smooth finish. For the best results, you should get window film installed professionally.

8. Does Bathroom Privacy Window Films Provide UV Protection?

Certain types of bathroom window films can block out up to 99.9% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. This protects your skin from sun damage while you’re in the bathroom and also drastically slows fading on items and furnishings located near the windows.

9. How Much Does Window Film Cost?

The average cost of window film is generally around $8 per square foot, but this varies depending on the exact type of film you choose. No matter what, installing window film is always cheaper than window replacement.

bathroom window film cost10. What Is the Best Window Film for Bathroom Privacy?

What the best privacy window film for you is depends on what level of comfort you want and what appearance you envision for your windows.

Opaque and translucent films block views from the outside around the clock, but you won’t be able to see out of them either. Tinted or reflective films offer plenty of daytime privacy while still allowing you to see through the windows, but that discreteness disappears at night.

Ultimately, whatever makes you feel comfortable in your bathroom without detracting from your decor is the best choice.

Improve Your Bathroom’s Privacy Today

Campbell Corporation offers a full range of window films for adding privacy to bathroom windows in your home or business. We always work closely with our customers to help them choose the best window films for their needs and goals.

Click here to contact us today to learn more about our bathroom window films or to receive an estimate.